the neighborhood

last night
i walked the ditch out front
muck boots but no muck
it's deeper than it used to be
and treacherous with
hidden rocks
the flowers were singing
color here! 
 i picked a basketful
and this morning's sunrise
again singing, this time by birds
this is a little lakeside place
near here
where the channel around
an island
flows shallow, 
then deep
a place for a canoe or two.
at the old general store
i stole my own image
 and jasper's place,
well, i've been by sunday
and there's no action that i can see
maybe it's a members only thing?